AskDefine | Define pneumoconiosis

Dictionary Definition

pneumoconiosis n : chronic respiratory disease caused by inhaling metallic or mineral particles [syn: pneumonoconiosis]

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  1. A disease of the lungs caused by inhalation of particulate matter.



Extensive Definition

Pneumoconiosis is an occupational lung disease caused by the inhalation of dust.


Depending on the type of dust, variants of the disease are considered.
Types include:
Pneumoconiosis in combination with multiple pulmonary rheumatoid nodules in rheumatoid arthritis patients is known as Caplan's syndrome.

Other Work-related Lung Diseases


pneumoconiosis in German: Pneumokoniose
pneumoconiosis in Spanish: Neumoconiosis
pneumoconiosis in French: Pneumoconiose
pneumoconiosis in Korean: 진폐
pneumoconiosis in Italian: Pneumoconiosi
pneumoconiosis in Dutch: Pneumoconiose
pneumoconiosis in Japanese: 塵肺
pneumoconiosis in Polish: Pylica płuc
pneumoconiosis in Romanian: Pneumoconioze
pneumoconiosis in Slovenian: Pnevmokonioza
pneumoconiosis in Swedish: Dammlunga
pneumoconiosis in Ukrainian: Пневмоконіоз
pneumoconiosis in Chinese: 肺塵病
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